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Obama: On Economy, Focus Is On Executive Actions

Calling for "all hands on deck" to assist the economy, President Barack Obama is urging his Cabinet to identify ways to keep his administration relevant to people struggl... More Calling for "all hands on deck" to assist the economy, President Barack Obama is urging his Cabinet to identify ways to keep his administration relevant to people struggling in the up-and-down recovery. With two weeks left before delivering an economy-focused State of the Union address to Congress, Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and demonstrating how he can advance his economic agenda administratively, and through his ability to coax action from important interest groups. "We're not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help they need," Obama said Tuesday, as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year. He said he would instruct his department heads to "use all the tools available" to assist the middle class. Winter Enterprises founder, Clark Winter, says government involvement could either help or hinder the recovery: Less

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